[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 31 (Friday, February 14, 2020)]
[Pages 8605-8606]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03020]



Fish and Wildlife Service


Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council; Call for 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Call for nominations.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior is seeking nominations for 
individuals to be considered for membership on the Sport Fishing and 
Boating Partnership Council (Council).

DATES: Nominations can be submitted by email or mail. Email submissions 
must be dated March 6, 2020 and mailed submissions must be postmarked.

ADDRESSES: Please address your nomination letters to Ms. Aurelia 
Skipwith, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Submit your 
nomination letters via email, U.S. mail, or hand-delivery to Linda 
Friar, Designated Federal Officer; Sport Fishing and Boating 
Partnership Council; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg 
Pike, Mailstop 3C016A-FAC; Falls Church, VA 22041-3803, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Friar, at the above address, via 
email at linda_friar@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358-2056.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council advises the Secretary, through 
the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on aquatic conservation 
endeavors that benefit recreational fishery resources and recreational 
boating and that encourage partnerships among industry, the public, and 
government. The Council conducts its operations in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.). The 
Council functions solely as an advisory body. Four current members' 
terms expire April 1, 2020.

Council Duties

    The Council's duties and responsibilities, where applicable, are as 
    a. Providing advice that will assist the Secretary in carrying out 
the authorities of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956.
    b. Fulfilling responsibilities established by Executive Order 
    (1) Monitoring specific Federal activities affecting aquatic 
systems and the recreational fisheries they support.
    (2) Reviewing and evaluating the relation of Federal policies and 
activities to the status and conditions of recreational fishery 
    c. Recommending policies or programs to increase public awareness 
and support for the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund.
    d. Recommending policies or programs that foster conservation and 
ethics in recreational fishing and boating.
    e. Recommending policies or programs to stimulate angler and boater 
participation in the conservation and restoration of aquatic resources 
through outreach and education.
    f. Advising how the Secretary can foster communication and 
coordination among government, industry, anglers, boaters, and the 
    g. Providing recommendations for implementation of Secretary's 
Order 3347--Conservation Stewardship and Outdoor Recreation, and 
Secretary's Order 3356--Hunting, Fishing, Recreational Shooting, and 
Wildlife Conservation Opportunities and Coordination with States, 
Tribes, and Territories.
    h. Providing recommendations for implementation of regulatory 
reform initiatives and policies specified in section 2 of Executive 
Order 13777--Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 
Executive Order 12866--Regulatory Planning and Review, as amended; and 
section 6 of Executive Order 13563--Improving Regulation and Regulatory 

Council Makeup

    The Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the 
President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies are ex 
officio members. The Council may consist of no more than 18 members and 
up to 16 alternates appointed by the Secretary for a term not to exceed 
3 years. Appointees will be selected from among, but not limited to, 
the following national interest groups:
    a. State fish and wildlife resource management agencies (two 
members--one a Director of a coastal State, and one a Director of an 
inland State);
    b. Saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing organizations;
    c. Recreational boating organizations;
    d. Recreational fishing and boating industries;
    e. Recreational fishery resources conservation organizations;
    f. Tribal resource management organizations;
    g. Aquatic resource outreach and education organizations; and

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    h. The tourism industry.

Nomination Method and Eligibility

    Members will be senior-level representatives of recreational 
fishing, boating, and aquatic resources conservation organizations, and 
must have the ability to represent their designated constituencies. 
Nominations should include a resume that provides contact information 
and a description of the nominee's qualifications that would enable the 
Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding the 
candidate's suitability to serve on the Council. Current members whose 
terms are expiring April 1, 2020 are eligible to be renominated and 
reappointed to the Council. Any nominee may also submit the name and 
resume of a person on their organization's staff who they would like to 
be considered as their alternate.
    Public Disclosure: Before including your address, phone number, 
email address, or other personal identifying information in your 
nomination, you should be aware that your entire nomination--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you can ask us to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.

David Hoskins,
Assistant Director, Fish and Aquatic Conservation, USFWS.
[FR Doc. 2020-03020 Filed 2-13-20; 8:45 am]